Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Efficiency Vermont is a program that promotes and facilitates energy efficiency across the state. In 2019, Efficiency Vermont modified the incentive structure from savings-based to income-based and tied it to a 0% Home Energy Loan to better address the moderate-income population who represent most of the state. Additional accomplishments include:
- Instituting an approach where comprehensive home improvements can be performed over time, thus realizing a greater percentage of potential energy savings.
- Transitioning ENERGY STAR certified lighting and appliances incentives to a midstream model to achieve more than 24,000 megawatt hours (MWh) savings.
- Adding an incentive for ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award-winning room air conditioners with variable speed functionality.
- Using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager metrics to benchmark, set goals and measure progress to motivate continuous energy improvement in Vermont hospitals, support energy management in state buildings, and advance retrocommissioning of K-12 schools and businesses.